Where the community wants to be

We provide our elders with the services they need to stay healthy, active, engaged, and connected. Join us, all are welcome!


Due to COVID-19, we have moved to a remote services model to keep our staff and community healthy and safe. While we have you, our community’s elders are among those most affected and most vulnerable populations in the city. No elder should have to face hunger or housing insecurity ever, but especially not during a global crisis. Our community’s elders need you. Please consider donating today. 

Welcome to ARC XVI

For over 40 years, ARC XVI’s Senior Centers have been helping our community age with confidence, grace, and vitality. We do this by creating a safe and welcoming space in each of our locations. All are welcome to share a meal, get connected with public services that deal with anything from housing insecurity to health insurance, or participate in a group activity. 

Many of the 9000 members we serve every year refer to us as a second family and home, and we take a lot of pride in that. We always have space for more at our table. Join us, we can’t wait to meet you!

Enabling older people to live with dignity, self-sufficiency, and a sense of well-being.

Our vision is to be the best senior service provider in Northern Manhattan.

The values that direct our work are diversity, family, collaboration, community, partnership, commitment, and integrity.



We help elders stay in their homes by providing assistance with NYCHA applications, lease renewals, and more.

Food Insecurity

Fight food insecurity with cooked meals, food distribution events, food pantry referrals, and more.


We can help you file your NYC-210 and IT-214. Need something else? We'll refer you to a trusted partner.

Health Insurance

Health is wealth. Ensure you're taking care of yours by understanding and enrolling in Medicaid or Medicare.

Health Education

Enjoy better health with our services and lectures on blood pressure, brain health, fall prevention, and more.

Social Security

Our Case workers will help you understand and manage your retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.


Be more independent and enjoy increased mobility and access to community-based resources.

Additional Services

Need assistance with HEAP, Veteran's benefits, Lifeline, Safe Link, EPIC, STAR, or SCHE? Contact one of our senior centers.

Join Us

We regularly host events for our community and would love to see you there.